A Little History of Religion
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In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, Richard Holloway's A Little History of Religion offers a welcome antidote. With deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy, Holloway retells the entire history of religion—from the dawn of religious belief to the twenty-first century. Writing for those with faith and those without, and especially for young readers, he encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery, and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith.

Ranging far beyond the major world religions of Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism, Holloway also examines where religious belief comes from, the search for meaning throughout history, today's fascinations with Scientology and creationism, religiously motivated violence, hostilities between religious people and secularists, and more. Holloway proves an empathic yet discerning guide to the enduring significance of faith and its power from ancient times to our own.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0300208839
ISBN-13: 9780300208832

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Author Bio

Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, is an internationally popular writer and broadcaster. His more than twenty books include the best-selling Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt. He lives in Edinburgh, UK.

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'It is difficult to name anyone more qualified to write on this topic than Richard Holloway. His own journey of faith has encompassed so many experiences that he writes with an admirable combination of detachment, knowledge and affectionate engagement.' - Diarmaid MacCulloch, author of A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

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